Why triple j’s Bridget Hustwaite launched an endometriosis Instagram

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Bridget Hustwaite

triple j‘s Bridget Hustwaite suffers from a condition called endometriosis, a condition which affects one in ten women between the ages of 15 and 49.

Bridget revealed her diagnosis last year after spending years in pain.

Now, after suffering for so long without knowing why, now she wants to normalise the conversation about the illness.

She’s launched an Instagram account called ‘Endo Gram‘, with the goal of raising awareness, sharing information and encouraging conversation on endometriosis.

“I want to raise awareness for Endometriosis in a fun, easy and visual way, and I feel that Instagram is the most accessible social media platform for that,” she tells Radio Today.

“Especially when it comes to reaching a younger audience, which is who I’m mainly targeting. When I was growing up, I didn’t have any exposure to Endometriosis and if I knew about it earlier, then maybe it wouldn’t have taken so long to receive a proper diagnosis.

Bridget says that the Instagram account is about normalising chat about such an intimate condition.

“When it comes to invisible conditions like Endometriosis, a lot of women suffer in silence because they feel like there’s no other choice,” she says.

“Normalising the conversation allows these women to feel like they’re not alone, and it also encourages others to adjust their mindset on the illness.”

The account has picked up over 600 followers in less than 24 hours.

“I hope that follower count continues to rise because awareness leads to conversation, and conversation leads to action.”


Bridget Hustwaite hosts triple j’s Good Nights from 6pm-8pm weeknights.

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Don
9 May 2019 - 4:48 pm

Well there’s no doubt that endometriosis can be serious condition which is why information platforms should be left to those who are qualified to treat it.

No Don
10 May 2019 - 8:04 am

Is it just me or anyone else sensing that perhaps Don is in no position to comment on Bridget’s pursuits with regards to her endometriosis?

Elise
11 May 2019 - 3:16 am

Endometriosis does not only affect women age 15 to 49 – Women can have the disease younger than age 15 and older than 49! Also, there is no cure for the disease, therefore it does not disappear after age 49 or with menopause.

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